This book is a simple, sweet story. A perfect one to read to your little one.
What sets this book apart is Elly MacKay's artwork. Her exquisitely crafted illustrations, which she expertly lights and photographs in her mini "theater" transport the reader (and the young audience member) to another world; a world of dream and fantasy. Her illustrations are rather like a dream in which the true essence of a thing is shown but you may just have to squint your eyes to see it. Ships, and balloons, and castles in the distance add a dramatic backdrop to the scene and at the same time are vital to the moment depicted. One can lose oneself in her world of color and texture.
Ms. MacKay may well be this generation's Virginia Lee Burton, Maurice Sendak, or Ezra Jack Keats!
Buy this book. It is magical.